[mythtv-users] Attractive cases and cheap DVD burners
rpooser at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 13:26:23 EST 2005
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> James C. Dastrup wrote:
>> On 11/15/05, tgate <tgate at mypublic.net> wrote:
>>> It turns out that all the major noise is coming from my graphics
>>> card, an nvidia gforce 6600 which has a fan. Could someone suggest
>>> an alternative that is good but without a fan. Or is there some
>>> clever mod that can be done which makes it okay to unplug the
>>> graphics card fan?
>> I use the ATI RADEON 9600 SE. No fan and plays back HD content
>> perfectly for me. Using ATI's driver, which I know many people
>> complain about, but HD/SD TV watching it has given me no problems.
> But no XvMC for the ATI cards, so make sure you don't need it.
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Have to ask because I have never been able to figure out what the
difference is: What is the difference between xv and xvmc. I read
somewhere that xvmc is a hardware thing while xv is jsut somekind of
software extension. But if that were true, than why is xv dependant on
the graphics card driver at all? The ati cards can use xv, but not
xvmc, why is that, and is there a giant performance difference between
the two? I read on this list a guy using xvmc with an nvidia card
taking 2-3% proc time in X to run a 720x480 stream, which is exactly how
much is takes using xv with an ati card? Would it take even more using
xv and not xvmc? Sorry for the seemingly obvious to answer question.
My friend is getting ready to builf a myth box using nvidia and as I use
ATI I want to make sure I have enough knowledge to help.
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